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Soak the gelatine in a small bowl of iced water until softened. Remove the sheets from the bowl and squeeze them gently to drain any excess water. Finely blend the apple in a blender with the lemon juice and citric acid. Strain the mixture through a fine stainless-steel sieve until you get
To make the pistachio cake, grease a baking tray and line it with baking paper. Blend the ground almonds and pistachio nuts together until very fine in a spice grinder or blender. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, icing sugar, ground nuts and pistachio paste. Mix until smooth, adding the eggs last. Pour the batter into the prepared tray and, using a spatula, smooth out the batter to about
Next make the pistachio ‘soil’. Combine the dry ingredients in a blender or food processor, then add the melted butter and blend. Spread the soil on a baking tray and dry in the
To make the apple sorbet, combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, making sure to blend for at least 3-4 minutes so the bright green colour comes from the apple skin. Pass through a fine stainless-steel sieve and immediately churn in an ice-cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions, to prevent any colour change.
Lastly, make the cinnamon apple. Bring the sugar syrup, lemon juice, vanilla bean and seeds and cinnamon to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, then add the apple. Cook gently until the apple just begins to turn transparent then, using a slotted spoon, transfer the apple to a tray and cool in the refrigerator. Discard the vanilla bean. Retain the syrup and allow to cool. When both the apple and the syrup are cold, mix them together.
To serve, dust
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